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Lesley M. M. Blume

Author, Journalist, Writer, Editor, Known for "Everybody Behaves Badly"

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Lesley M. M. Blume is an award-winning journalist and author. The daughter of a classical pianist and a journalist, she followed her father’s footsteps into the newsroom, beginning her career at The Jordan Times in Amman and Cronkite Productions in New York City. She later became an off-air reporter and researcher for ABC News Nightline with Ted Koppel in Washington, D.C., where she helped cover the historic presidential election in 2000, the 9/11 attacks, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a myriad of other events and topics.

Blume now specializes in stories on historical cultural achievements, and has documented seminal moments in the careers of Jackson Pollock, Truman Capote, and Ernest Hemingway, among other greats. She contributes regularly to Vanity Fair, and her work has appeared in many additional publications, including Town & Country, Vogue, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Paris Review Daily. Blume also co-created and served as founding editor of The Window, Barneys New York’s online fashion and culture magazine, and was the Huffington Post’s founding contributing Style editor.

In 2016, Blume will release her first major biography, Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway’s Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises, which documents Ernest Hemingway’s early years in Paris and the torrid real-life events that inspired his iconic debut novel. In the summer of 1925, Hemingway — then twenty-five years old — descended upon Pamplona for its infamous annual bullfight fiesta with a tempestuous entourage in tow, including a femme fatale British aristocrat, a brash, handsome heir who hailed from two of New York’s great Jewish fortunes, one of America’s most celebrated comedic writers, and a down-on-his-luck childhood friend with a penchant for cynical wit.

Blume’s previous nonfiction books include Let’s Bring Back (2010), a cultural encyclopedia celebrating hundreds of forgotten-yet-delightful objects, pastimes, fashions, delectables, and personalities from bygone eras. It was deemed “whimsical … comical … [and] delightful” by The New Yorker and celebrated by scores of other magazines, newspapers, and broadcasts. Following the success of this initial volume, Chronicle released a top-selling series of topic-specific new editions of Let’s Bring Back – including Let’s Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition (2012) and Let’s Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition (2013).

In addition, Blume is the author of It Happened Here (Thornwillow Press, 2011), a book detailing the raucous social history of New York City’s St. Regis Hotel. The book was the inaugural volume of Thornwillow’s new “Libretto series,” which showcasess the work of literary lions past and present, including Peter Matthiessen, Adam Gopnik, and Lewis Lapham. Blume has also collaborated on a variety of book projects with acclaimed photographers, including Vogue contributors Claiborne Swanson Frank (American Beauty, 2011, and Young Hollywood, 2014) and Stephan Wurth (Ghost Town, 2011).

For the amusement of young readers, Blume has authored four critically-acclaimed novels, all published by Knopf. Her debut children’s novel, Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters, has sold over 300,000 copies. Upon the release of her third children’s novel, Tennyson, reviewers compared her to writers Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty, and Truman Capote (“Brilliant, unusual writing.”—The Chicago Tribune). Blume’s first collection of short stories for children, Modern Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins, and Other Nasties, was released in 2010; her second collection – The Wondrous Journals of Wendell Wellington Wiggins – debuted in 2012. Knopf just released her latest children’s novel – Julia and the Art of Practical Travel – in 2015.

Vogue recently selected Blume as a founding member of the Vogue 100, an organization of “influential decision makers and opinion leaders known for their distinctive taste in fashion and culture, [and who] personify the rising influence of women over the past several decades.” Her individualistic personal style has been showcased in many publications, including Vanity Fair; Elle; O, The Oprah Magazine; Women’s Wear Daily; Style.com; and the websites of American Vogue and Vogue Italia.

She holds a B.A. in history from Williams College and earned her masters degree in historical studies from Cambridge University, where she was a Herchel Smith scholar.

Blume recently moved from New York City to Los Angeles with her husband, also once a journalist at Nightline. Their first date was a bio-chemical warfare training session just before the 2003 Iraq invasion.

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Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises

Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises

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Lesley M. M. Blume Biography

Lesley M. M. Blume is an award-winning journalist and author. The daughter of a classical pianist and a journalist, she followed her father’s footsteps into the newsroom, beginning her career at The Jordan Times in Amman and Cronkite Productions in New York City. She later became an off-air reporter and researcher for ABC News Nightline with Ted Koppel in Washington, D.C., where she helped cover the historic presidential election in 2000, the 9/11 attacks, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a myriad of other events and topics.

Blume now specializes in stories on historical cultural achievements, and has documented seminal moments in the careers of Jackson Pollock, Truman Capote, and Ernest Hemingway, among other greats. She contributes regularly to Vanity Fair, and her work has appeared in many additional publications, including Town & Country, Vogue, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Paris Review Daily. Blume also co-created and served as founding editor of The Window, Barneys New York’s online fashion and culture magazine, and was the Huffington Post’s founding contributing Style editor.

In 2016, Blume will release her first major biography, Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway’s Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises, which documents Ernest Hemingway’s early years in Paris and the torrid real-life events that inspired his iconic debut novel. In the summer of 1925, Hemingway — then twenty-five years old — descended upon Pamplona for its infamous annual bullfight fiesta with a tempestuous entourage in tow, including a femme fatale British aristocrat, a brash, handsome heir who hailed from two of New York’s great Jewish fortunes, one of America’s most celebrated comedic writers, and a down-on-his-luck childhood friend with a penchant for cynical wit.

Blume’s previous nonfiction books include Let’s Bring Back (2010), a cultural encyclopedia celebrating hundreds of forgotten-yet-delightful objects, pastimes, fashions, delectables, and personalities from bygone eras. It was deemed “whimsical … comical … [and] delightful” by The New Yorker and celebrated by scores of other magazines, newspapers, and broadcasts. Following the success of this initial volume, Chronicle released a top-selling series of topic-specific new editions of Let’s Bring Back – including Let’s Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition (2012) and Let’s Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition (2013).

In addition, Blume is the author of It Happened Here (Thornwillow Press, 2011), a book detailing the raucous social history of New York City’s St. Regis Hotel. The book was the inaugural volume of Thornwillow’s new “Libretto series,” which showcasess the work of literary lions past and present, including Peter Matthiessen, Adam Gopnik, and Lewis Lapham. Blume has also collaborated on a variety of book projects with acclaimed photographers, including Vogue contributors Claiborne Swanson Frank (American Beauty, 2011, and Young Hollywood, 2014) and Stephan Wurth (Ghost Town, 2011).

For the amusement of young readers, Blume has authored four critically-acclaimed novels, all published by Knopf. Her debut children’s novel, Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters, has sold over 300,000 copies. Upon the release of her third children’s novel, Tennyson, reviewers compared her to writers Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty, and Truman Capote (“Brilliant, unusual writing.”—The Chicago Tribune). Blume’s first collection of short stories for children, Modern Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins, and Other Nasties, was released in 2010; her second collection – The Wondrous Journals of Wendell Wellington Wiggins – debuted in 2012. Knopf just released her latest children’s novel – Julia and the Art of Practical Travel – in 2015.

Vogue recently selected Blume as a founding member of the Vogue 100, an organization of “influential decision makers and opinion leaders known for their distinctive taste in fashion and culture, [and who] personify the rising influence of women over the past several decades.” Her individualistic personal style has been showcased in many publications, including Vanity Fair; Elle; O, The Oprah Magazine; Women’s Wear Daily; Style.com; and the websites of American Vogue and Vogue Italia.

She holds a B.A. in history from Williams College and earned her masters degree in historical studies from Cambridge University, where she was a Herchel Smith scholar.

Blume recently moved from New York City to Los Angeles with her husband, also once a journalist at Nightline. Their first date was a bio-chemical warfare training session just before the 2003 Iraq invasion.

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  • How to book Lesley M. M. Blume?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lesley M. M. Blume for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lesley M. M. Blume, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lesley M. M. Blume or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lesley M. M. Blume?

    Booking fees for Lesley M. M. Blume, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lesley M. M. Blume, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lesley M. M. Blume?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lesley M. M. Blume for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lesley M. M. Blume for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lesley M. M. Blume or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lesley M. M. Blume or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lesley M. M. Blume is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lesley M. M. Blume for your event is available upon request. Lesley M. M. Blume generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Diane Brady, Ron Powers, Sam Kashner, Rinker Buck and Richard Brookhiser. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lesley M. M. Blume for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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